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How the Homestead Exemption Helps Disabled Veterans

Our country owes a debt of gratitude to its veterans who have risked everything and in many cases, suffered greatly to protect the United States. Gratitude for our service members is often expressed in words, but perhaps more meaningfully in the form… Read More

2021 Cost of Living Adjustment for Federal Benefits: How it Affects You

There is good news and bad news regarding the annual cost of living adjustment (COLA) for veterans’ disability pay rates and other federal benefits. The good news is that there will be an increase in compensation of 1.3%, and that it is more than s… Read More

Expanded VA Benefits for Caregivers of Vietnam Vets

The average age of a U.S. infantryman serving in the Vietnam war was 22. Those young men experienced not only the terrors of war and the post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) that followed, but the effects of Agent Orange. Those who survived the war… Read More

New Veterans’ Aid and Attendance Rules From the VA

In October of 2018, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) put into effect new rules and requirements regarding eligibility for VA needs-based benefits and pensions, including Aid and Attendance benefits. Veterans who were receiving pensions prior t… Read More

Aid and Attendance Improved Pension Benefits: The Veterans' Benefit You've Never Heard Of

Have you ever heard of the Veterans Aid and Attendance Improved Pension Benefit? If not, you’re not alone: many people are unaware of this benefit, which provides a long-term care benefit for veterans and their spouses or widows who need the re… Read More

What Are the Basics of Aid and Attendance Planning?

Veterans and survivors who require the aid and attendance of another person, or are housebound, may be eligible for a VA pension with additional monetary payment for higher care needs. These benefits are paid to individuals who need help performing a… Read More

Ohio Veterans’ Benefits: Qualifications for Aid & Attendance

Ohio veterans’ benefits from the Aid & Attendance pension can help pay for in-home care, assisted living or a nursing home. Get the assistance of an Ohio elder law attorney to qualify for these little-used VA benefits. Depending on their long-t… Read More

VA Benefits Eligibility for Pension and Aid & Attendance Benefits

VA benefits eligibility — Applicants must qualify for pension benefits first, then Homebound and Aid & Attendance. Vets and spouses can receive veterans’ benefits for assisted living, nursing home and in-home care. An Ohio elder law attorney… Read More

Ohio Veterans — Benefits from Little-known Pension can Help Pay for Long-term Care Needs

Ohio veterans, benefits from the Aid & Attendance pension for war veterans can help pay for in-home care, assisted living or a nursing home. As a lawyer focusing on estate planning, I find that few veterans are aware of these VA benefits and don… Read More

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